Jump! Then Delegate with Darcy Luoma

Nov 14 2018



If I didn’t have the mindset that things have to be perfect before you can jump, I would have launched my business 10-20 years ago.

I couldn’t get past the fact that I didn’t know what I was doing, that I didn’t have an MBA. So, I think that was probably the biggest realization for me. Feel the fear, and do it anyway. And also, feel the passion! That was so freeing for me, to be able to recognize: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, or of done.

In the first two years of my business I went nuts. I had read that 90% of small businesses fail. So, I was all in. I was going gonzo. Two years in, I was exhausted and stressed. I woke up one day, and I had adrenal fatigue syndrome. I had to recognize that I couldn’t do it all, and that I’m not the only one that can. In building the team and in having my life sort of blow up in front of me, I had to let go. Now my team is so loyal, strong and trustworthy. It was a silver lining of all of that.

In my business, I do the things that I’m good at, and the rest the team handles. And the things I don’t love doing? Deb LOVES doing. She LOVES doing strategic planning, and creating a budget and creating systems, manuals, and processes. Me? No, thank you! I’ve worked really hard to recognize that I don’t need to do those things that I’m not good at.

Watch Darcy’s full interview here.

About the Author

Allison Kelley


Comments (8)

  1. Your web page does not render correctly on my apple iphone – you might wanna try and fix that

  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
    was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you’re
    going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  3. g says:

    Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere,
    when i read this paragraph i thought i could also make comment due
    to this brilliant paragraph.

  4. g says:

    When some one searches for his essential thing, therefore he/she wants to be available that in detail, so that
    thing is maintained over here.

  5. When some one searches for his essential thing, so he/she wants to be available that in detail, so that
    thing is maintained over here.

  6. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this brilliant blog!
    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS
    feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group.

    Chat soon!

  7. Hey there this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs
    use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so
    I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  8. Hey there I am so happy I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I
    was browsing on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.